Friday Foster: Super Heroine & Fashion Photographer!

from Barbara Levine Collection / available for purchase on Project B

The Friday Foster comic strip debuted on January 18, 1970 in the Chicago Tribune and ran until 1974. Friday Foster was a former fashion model who became an assistant to a world-famous photographer at a glamour magazine in New York City.  The strip was about her comings and goings in the jet set modeling world and she often moonlighted as a detective. Friday Foster was the first mainstream syndicated comic strip to feature a Black woman in the lead role. In 1972, Dell created a one-of-a-kind Friday Foster comic book edition (pictured above). The comic book inspired the blaxploitation film by the same name, starring Pam Grier.






Barbara Levine, Friday Foster Comic Book

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